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"You're Sending Me Where?: Dispatches from Summer Camp"



"You're Sending Me Where?: Dispatches from Summer Camp"
Author Eric Dregni(University of Minnesota Press, 2017)
will present his latest book,
October 5th at 6PM
Italian Cultural Institute
500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450


Summer camp is wild, but what happens when you add Italians to the mix? Welcome! Benvenuti? It’s summertime in northern Minnesota and a bus full of kids is about arrive at the Concordia Italian Language Village, better known as: camp. Inexplicably the chief lifeguard has chosen this moment to conduct a “missing villager drill,”prompting staff to strip to their underwear in a simulated rush to search the lake. It’s an inopportune time for a surprise visit from the Health Inspector, but there he is—just as an Italian counselor calls through the walkie-talkie, “My God, there’s blood everywhere!” He’s finally clobbered the chipmunk that’s been stealing his candy.

In You’re Sending Me Where? Dregni, Eric Dregni takes us back to those boyhood days of running head-on into nature with his fellow campers. Eric Dregni’s wise, funny book reassures us that there’s still a place in the woods where, unplugged from devices and screens, children of all ages can connect with the natural world, and with each other.

Eric Dregni has been dean of Lago del Bosco, the Italian Concordia Language Village, since 2007. Dregni worked in Italy as a travel journalist for a weekly paper and compiled his essays into a book in Italian, Grazie a Dio non sono bolognese; many of the essays made it into the English version, Never Trust a Thin Cook, published by the U of M Press. He’s the author of 18 books including In Cod We Trust, Weird Minnesota, Midwest Marvels, Zamboni, The Scooter Bible, and most recently You're Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp. He lives in Minneapolis and is professor of English and journalism at Concordia University in St. Paul.

Free and open to the public.

Copies of the book will be available for sale.

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Data: Gio 5 Ott 2017

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Ingresso : Libero


Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago